August 23, 2011

2013 DB building relationships

Mansfield (Texas) safety George Baltimore received his first offer from Texas Tech, and that's led to a special relationship with the Red Raider staff.

"Texas Tech was the first to offer me so I have kind of a unique relationship with them," Baltimore said. "I attended one of their camps over the summer too and it went extremely well. I've liked what they've had to say so far."

The 2013 prospect has been in contact with Texas Tech defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow, as well as assistant coach Robert Prunty.

"We've got a good relationship," he said. "I talk to them pretty often and we've talked about a lot of things other than just football. They seem like genuine guys."

Entering his junior season, Baltimore has received interest from Texas, LSU, Oklahoma, Indiana, TCU, and Texas A&M, in addition to Tech. While it's not a guarantee that it will be a determining factor, the chance to play out of state has intrigued the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder thus far.

"I think distance could be a factor. I don't know if I'm really set on playing out-of-state, but I wouldn't mind a chance to play in the SEC," he said. "It's a great conference and it's all about defense, so that's something I'm definitely interested in."

Either way, don't expect a decision anytime soon from Baltimore.

"Right now I'm just focusing on the season ahead of me. I want my team to win above all else so I'm not worried a whole lot about what's going on with me as an individual," he said. "This is a big decision and I don't want to rush anything, so I probably won't be getting it out of the way until at least the fall of my senior year. That's my plan right now and we'll see how it works out."

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